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Family Clusiidae

fly - Clusia czernyi Clusia? - Sobarocephala flava Fly - Sobarocephala latifrons Sobarocephala? - Sobarocephala flaviseta fly - Clusiodes Small, yellow fly with red eyes and a white face - Sobarocephala flaviseta Clusiidae - Heteromeringia nitida - male - female Clusiodes melanostomus group species - Clusiodes - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Clusiidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Clusiidae Handlirsch 1884
Numbers
43 spp. in 5 genera in our area(2), >360 spp. in 17 genera total(3)
Size
usually 2.5-6.0 mm(2)
Identification
most readily identified by an angulate extension on the outer margin of the pedicel, a dorsoapical arista (dorsobasal in other similar families) on an orbicuar first flagllomere, a complete subcosta, one subcostal break (indistinct in most Clusiodinae), one pair of vibrissae, and five or fewer fronto-orbital bristles(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Clusiidae (Diptera: Schizophora), with a phylogenetic analysis of the family...
Lonsdale O. 2007. Doctoral dissertation, U. Guelph.
2.Key to the World genera and North American species of Clusiidae (Diptera: Schizophora)
Lonsdale O., Cheung D.K.B., Marshall S.A. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 14.
3.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.